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“The Liar Tweets Tonight”

Satirisches Lied: “The Liar Tweets Tonight”

In der Welt von heute habe ich das Video von einem satirischen Lied von Roy Zimmerman gefunden, was eigentlich man zu lachen bringt, aber doch was sich um etwas Seriöses handelt, d.h., die Antworten des Presidenten Trumps zu der Coronavirus Pandemie.

Hier ist das Link zu der Welt und zu dem Video auf Deutsch. “Satire-Song haut Trump frühere Aussagen zum Coronavirus um die Ohren,” Die Welt, April 23, 2020.

Hier ist das Link zu der Originalversion auf English.

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Satirical Song: “The Liar Tweets Tonight”

Sometimes you find something really interesting from your own country when you are reading foreign newspapers. That happened today, when I came across a video by Roy Zimmerman of his satirical song, “The Liar Tweets Tonight”. The song is satire at its best. It also appears to reveal the way Germans feel about President Trump and his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is the Link to Die Welt and to the Video in German.

Here is the Link to the original version on YouTube in English.

The fact that the video was quickly picked up by major German newspapers, before it went viral and U.S. newspapers picked it up (if they have) reveals, once again, the truth that sometimes the most perceptive criticisms of a country come through the eyes of a foreign observer. In America, Alexis de Toqueville provided an early example in Democracy in America (1835, 1840).

The Observer

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